A month later than planned, the mammoth new Wynn Plaza retail center headed to The Strip frontage of Wynn Las Vegas is making up for lost time. Hidden behind new plywood that stretches from the resort's main gate to the entrance and their parking garage, Wynn already removed the landscape bordering Las Vegas Boulevard.
The two-story, plus a storage basement, purpose-built plaza will rise to 55 feet and has set aside a mighty, estimated construction budget of $54 million. The extreme cost does include a larger work footprint than first declared, now covering 115,000 square feet, up from 75,518 square feet.
Looking to a fall 2017 debut, the upgrade has been zoned for dining, drinking and plenty of retail that "will augment the iconic luxury retail collection currently showcased at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore." The plaza stretches from the Strip all the way back to the current ticket desk situated across from chef Enzo Febbraro's Allegro.
Elsewhere on property, even more improvements. The Terrace Pointe Café, located next door to La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, is waiting to begin an estimated $430,000 in upgrades. Look for a future remodel of the current exterior terrace that looks out onto the resort’s pools and the addition of new shades over the patio.
A timetable for completion for the café plans has yet to be announced. Serving breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes, the cafe's daily 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. schedule would appear to allow construction work to continue without a full temporary shutter.